Set against the lush landscape of Pattaya, Thailand – the adventure of Wonderfruit Festival eagerly awaits. Returning to The Fields at Siam Country Club, just 150km southeast of Bangkok, in picturesque Pattaya in Chonburi province from December 17th through 20th, Thailand’s premiere eco-conscious and sustainability-driven festival destination presents their third and final phase of world renowned live performers and homegrown musical acts.
New York’s indie trio Blonde Redhead, Jacques Greene, Austria’s emerging techno stars HVOB, No Regular Play, DJ Aaron James, Harts, and more officially join the already impressive menagerie of musicians like Yasiin Bey, The Faint, Rhye, Goldroom, Daedelus, and the world premiere of Jon Hopkins x Chris Levine’s audiovisual collaboration, the iy_project. This third wave also features a line up of regional talents including Horja Bius,Rajasthan Roots, Karsh Kale, DJ Dragon, The Asawin Band, Taibaan, DJ Por Yai, Sombat Simlah, The Sticky Rice Band, and Beatles tribute group The Beatle Nuts, coming from across Asia and Thailand.
If you’re ready to feast on more than just music over the weekend, Bo.Lan, Err, and The Oyster Bar will take charge with an array of mouthwatering dishes as part of the Wonder Feasts series. Bo.Lan will be leading Friday’s dinner with authentic Thai cuisine with a sense of home-cooked comfort and a contemporary twist – a combination that has seen it included among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. Experience some healthy, lighter dishes for lunch on Saturday with Err before the world-famous Chef Gaggan takes the stage with traditional Indian cuisine cooked over charcoal. Get ready for the perfect meal to energize you for the last full day of Wonderfruit as New York-bornChef Bill Marinelli from The Oyster Bar will bring you a suitably decadent alfresco Sunday brunch starting with oysters direct from Seattle, accompanied by a glass of bubbly.
In addition to delectable eats, come brush up your swing dancing skills with Bangkok Swing, learn hammock weaving and wood carving with Kru Somsri and Kru Kumjun Yano, and relax with May Nogoy x Papercutz at theirSoulful Yoga class. Get creative designing something eco-friendly with your kids while listening to Isabella and Melati Wijsen explain their initiative to rid Bali of plastic bags entirely at the Bye Bye Plastic Bags x trash fashion show in the pop up Green School – all new additions to this year’s Talks & Workshops.
Book all your festival-forward looks through the dedicated FAB-app, which makes its debut at this year’s Wonderfruit and get glamorous hair and makeup styling, custom-designed for Wonderfruit, by visiting FABBRIGADE in theWonder Salon.
New among the art offerings is Blossom Poetica by French Laotian artist Aligna, whose distinctive, colorful sculpted flowers are entirely made from recycled items. Then hop on board the Molam Bus, a traveling cultural station researched and curated by the Jim Thompson Art Center, and dance to the Lukthung Thai folk vinyls spun by John Clewley aka DJ PorYai and watch khaen master, Sombat Simlah, who is famous for his prowess on the traditional instrument.
Countdown the moments to Wonderfruit’s official teaser “Journey to Wonderfruit”. Tickets are still available, and begin at $160 (THB 5,500 or £100); boutique tents with a fan, RV camping and hotel packages are also available.
Thailand’s first socially- and eco-conscious festival, Wonderfruit returns over the holiday season from Dec 17-20, 2015 to The Fields at Siam Country Club in Pattaya, 150km southeast of Bangkok. The world-class lineup includes Jon Hopkins x Chris Levine presenting the iy_project, Yasiin Bey, The Faint, Rhye, Blonde Redhead, Submotion Orchestra, HVOB, Lucent Dossier Experience and Daedelus alongside over 30 more musical acts. Additionally,Wonderfruit features socially responsible and eco-conscious initiatives, live art installations and performances, health and wellness for all the family, skill-sharing workshops, talks from visionary speakers, and natural adventures.